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Regional Integration in West Africa: The Need to Consolidate Gains

REMARKS BY DIRECTOR GENERAL MOMODOU BAMBA SAHO ON THE OCCASION OF THE 2016 EDUCATION CONFERENCE OF THE WEST AFRICAN INSURANCE COMPANIES ASSOCIATION HELD IN FREETOWN, SIERRA LEONE ON 31 OCTOBER 2016 (As written) PREAMBLE Thank you, President Chief Rotimi Fashiola for your invitation to participate in WAICA’s 2016 Education Conference. And my appreciation also goes […]

METHODOLOGICAL GUIDE FOR COMPILING THE BALANCE OF PAYMENTS AND INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT POSITION IN ECOWAS MEMBER STATES

PREFACE This document entitled “Regional Methodological Guide for Compiling the Balance of Payments and International Investment Position in ECOWAS Member Countries” is a set of practical modalities for the compilation of annual balance of payments and international investment position statistics in ECOWAS Member States. In this regard, the Guide seeks to provide practical advice on […]

STATISTICAL BULLETIN Volume 1 – 2013

Foreword As part of its activities, the West Africa Monetary Agency (WAMA) collects macroeconomic data from member countries’ Central Banks, Ministries of Finance and Statistical Institutes to assess the performance of each country in terms of convergence. These data are subject to serious processing for the computation of the convergence criteria which are published on […]

ECOWAS MONETARY COOPERATION PROGRAMME FIRST HALF 2013 REPORT

World activity is expected to grow moderately in 2013, leading to a growth of rate of 2.9% against 3.2% in 2012. This growth would more or less stem from advanced countries where production is expected to increase by 1.2% in 2013 against 2.0% in 2014. The strengthening of the American economy and a significant relaxation […]

The West African Economic Review Vol. 1 N° 2 – December 2012

EDITORIAL The West African Economic Review provides a forum for the participation of all the stakeholders relevant to the monetary integration process of the ECOWAS region, in respect of providing evidence-based policy  recommendations. The Review is a bilingual publication (French and English) which comes out twice a year ( June and December) from The West African Monetary Agency (WAMA), whose mandate includes but […]

STATUS OF THE IMPLEMENTATION OF ROADMAP ACTIVITIES ASSIGNED TO WAMA UNDER THE ECOWAS SINGLE CURRENCY PROJECT 2012

Following the adoption of the ECOWAS Single Currency Roadmap at the end of the 5th Session of the Convergence Council which was held in Abuja, Nigeria, on 25 May 2009, various activities were assigned to relevant regional institutions under the of the Single Currency Roadmap for purposes of coordinating their implementation. Subsequently, WAMA was asked […]

ECOWAS MONETARY COOPERATION PROGRAMME 2012 REPORT

This report reviews the global economic and financial environment and analyses the economic, monetary and financial developments in ECOWAS member States in 2012. It also assesses progress made on the macroeconomic convergence programme as well as policy harmonization activities. Economic activity within the Community remained robust in 2012, recording a growth rate of 6.5%, despite […]

FINANCIAL SYSTEM INTEGRATION IN ECOWAS: OPPORTUNITIES, CHALLENGES AND PROSPECTS

Global financial integration has substantially increased in recent decades. This was manifested initially in growing capital flows between developed countries and has subsequently spread to emerging market and developing countries. It involves the removal of capital controls, financial innovation and technological progress. Financial system integration is achieved when there is a perfect mobility of financial […]

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